Oct 7 16

TIME TO WINTERIZE

Ms. Rita Rents

PC @Bigstock PhotoSome of you are ecstatic to see the first snowflakes flying and some are dreading the bitter cold days and nights for months on end, but whether you are a winter fan or a winter foe, it’s time to face the inevitable and get things ready for the winter.

To help you out, here is a quick list of the things you should consider and a few helpful insider tips for each:

 

 

 

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Sep 23 16

Be Prepared for Anything: Including Tornadoes in Utah!

Ms. Rita Rents

BE PREPAREDI think we could all use a reminder on being prepared, especially after a tornado hit our little town in Utah yesterday which is unheard of! If someone told me on Monday that there would be a tornado on Thursday, I’d tell them that’s absurd!  States like Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas are prepared for tornadoes, because it happens, frequently, but it just doesn’t happen here, so we thought.  (more…)

Sep 9 16

FUN, FUZZY, INTERESTING INFO FOR MOLD AWARENESS MONTH

Ms. Rita Rents

mold-awareness-coverSeptember is Mold Awareness Month and everyone, at some time or another, is exposed to mold because there are over 100,000 different types!  If you haven’t heard of “Black Mold” then you probably live in a hole (and are most likely living with mold there too!).  In recent years, the media has inundated us with frightening, emotional messages about the dangers of mold, types of mold, remediation of mold, etc. And while I do have some understanding of mold because it is a concern in the Real Estate Industry, it seems that the messages are more mixed than they are clear.  So I dug into some more credible sources to see if I could get some answers and found some interesting facts, and helpful tips that I thought I’d share in honor of Mold Awareness Month:

 

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Sep 2 16

The Best Cheap Dates Ever!

Ms. Rita Rents

The Best Cheap Dates EVer!BEST CHEAP DATES EVER!

If you are in high school just starting the dating scene, in college trying to find the love of your life, newlyweds, or long-timers, a cheap date can be a GREAT date!  When my husband and I were first dating, we were high-school sweethearts and neither of us had much money, so we made the best we could of what we had.  I thought in honor of the long weekend coming up, I’d share some of our fun, cheap dates and a few others that I found.  If you have some fun, cheap dates, please share, I’m always looking for something new:

 

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Aug 19 16

IS BAD PHOTOGRAPHY KILLING YOUR SALE?

Ms. Rita Rents

coverI liken good property photography to curb appeal of a property.  If the prospect drives by and it looks terrible, they aren’t going to call or make an offer.  If the advertising photos on the internet are dark, out of focus, flipped sideways, or show it in an undesirable condition, the prospect isn’t going to call, make an offer or even drive by!

I have outlined below a few quick rules and tricks that I’ve learned when doing property photography to make the property have great “electronic curb appeal”, attract better prospects, increase interest and over rent or sell the property faster.

 

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Jul 22 16

HOW TO NATURALLY REPEL NASTY BUGS IN YOUR RENTAL

Ms. Rita Rents

REPEL-BUGS-NATURALLY-COVERNo matter what time of year, pesky little insects are always trying to get into our warm, cold, and great smelling homes.  And if you are like me, you’d prefer they stay outside where they belong!  The best way to control pest is to prevent them.  In many cases, when the infestation is beyond natural remedies, we must resort to chemicals, but if we don’t have to subject ourselves, kids and pets to these harmful chemicals, its best to go natural!

Below are the top insects that respond best to natural control to help you out all year long:

 

 

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Apr 22 16

Happy Earth Day: Renters Can Make A Difference Too!

Ms. Rita Rents

It’s sobering to think that someday we may be the cause of our own extinction because we selfishly abused the planet that sustained us. While you may not be directly “seeing” this damage in your neighborhood, you are certainly hearing of it and there are some pretty scary facts that will affect EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. OF. US!

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Feb 4 16

5 PACKING HACKS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR MOVE

Ms. Rita Rents

5PackingHacksCoverI have never met anyone who looks forward to the process of moving. Somehow the stuff you moved in with has multiplied 10 fold and inevitably, you’ll find boxes from the last move that haven’t even been opened yet! Although I haven’t done a lot of moving, when I did, I did a few easy things that saved my bacon in the process. Here are a few of the best things I did to keep my move a little smother:

 

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Jan 26 16

National Spouse Day – Rookies vs. Veterans

Ms. Rita Rents

NationalSpouseDay_CoverIn honor of National Spouses day, I thought I’d break down the humor of how drastically small life habits change from newly living together roomies/newlyweds to long-time, hunkered down, committed, couples accidentally swapping dentures. Whether you are officially “spouses” or not, if you live together, perhaps you can relate to a few, young or old…

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